Friday 14 December 2018

Colder months make us more tired and sluggish — so get outdoors

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Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Many people feel tired and sluggish during cold months.

This is due to the lack of sunlight, which disrupts our sleep and waking cycles.

  • Get outdoors in natural daylight as much as possible
  • Get a good night’s sleep — go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • Calm down with exercise or meditation — stress has been shown to make you feel tired
  • You are more likely to get a cold in winter, so make sure your immune system is boosted
  • You can help prevent colds by washing your hands regularly. This destroys bugs that you may have picked up from touching surfaces such as light switches and door handles.

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